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Special Education Teacher

Company: The Institute for the Redesign of Learning
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Special Education Teacher to work at our Westmoreland Academy campus in Pasadena. This opportunity is full-time at 40 hours per week.
Our Special Education Teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning and emotional disabilities. You will inspire our students to ensure that all students with disabilities grow to their potential by providing academic support in a large group, small group, and individual instruction by adapting general education lessons to meet each students' needs. This support allows our students to become competent, caring, and contributing members of society.$6,031.46 - $7,144.93 per month*Salary range is contingent upon relatable experience, credentialing/certification, education, and use of a second language in your role (50% of the time).You will need the following minimum qualifications to be considered:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a temporary Special Education permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with students in a school setting
  • proficient in the use of modern office technology, equipment, and procedures including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Zoom, basic email, internet, and be able to learn and adapt to new systems and software.
  • participate and complete CPI training and be able to utilize all aspects of this training within a classroom setting when necessary.
  • demonstrates interest in furthering professional development and training experience with individuals and/or families with exceptional needs.
  • complete an in-house 10-week training program (Taking ChargeTM: Domains 1-6)
  • be able to participate in the planning, organization, implementation, and coordination of individual pupil and/or client programs.
  • be willing to actively support extra-curricular activities, and is available for related services activities at IRL.
  • access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel to more than one site on any given day
  • hold appropriate automobile insurance with limits that allow driving a personal vehicle for work (25/50k liability coverage)
  • participate in a CPI or other PBIS training and be able to utilize all aspects of this training when necessary
  • must clear a current background check through the FBI and DOJ.
  • a current TB Test (within the last 2 months).Preferred qualifications include:
    • Possession of a valid preliminary or clear Education Specialist mild to moderate credential with added autism authorization, or moderate/severe special education credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing is preferred.
    • 1-3 years of experience in special education.
    • Proven ability to work with individuals with severe language, learning, emotional, and behavior disorders.
    • bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, but not required.As a Teacher at IRL, you will:
      • Assess the student's skills and learning requirements as needed.
      • Develop related goals and objectives.
      • Provide individualized instruction and support to students with special needs.
      • Monitors student progress as described in student IEP's.
      • Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict through the development and implementation of appropriate behavior management techniques..
      • Coach/mentor teacher associates and aides.
      • Performs all other duties as assignedABOUT IRLThe Institute for the Redesign of Learning (IRL) is a multi-service, community-based Special Education, mental health, job development, and training facility for special needs children, students, and adults. IRL began in 1974 when its founder, Nancy J. Lavelle, Ph.D., created the Almansor Education Center located in a church on Almansor Street in Alhambra, California. With a belief that every student has the ability to "take charge" of their own learning process, Dr. Lavelle established a unique environment, individualized curriculum, and created appropriate support and enrichment services designed to turn student and client learning failures into learning successes. Now over forty years later, the Institute for the Redesign of Learning offers six programs designed to provide a continuum of care for individuals with Special Needs, ages infants through adults, serving children, students, and clients throughout the greater Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley communities.Our Mission: To empower individuals of all abilities to take charge of their own learning and lives, making it possible for them to be competent, caring, and contributing members of society; and to provide learning opportunities for families, professionals, and communities to support those efforts.As part of our team, full-time employees enjoy:
        • health, dental, and vision insurance as well as a free $25,000 life and AD&D insurance policies (if eligible).
        • up to 2 weeks paid vacation, 13 holidays, and 5 sick days.
        • 403B retirement plan and medical and dependent flexible spending accounts.
        • up to $2,500 in educational assistance and access to six partner universities that offer tuition discounts.
        • access to free employee assistant programs (EAP) 24/7.
        • working with a team of dedicated professionals with a desire to make an impact in the lives of at-risk individuals.
        • ongoing professional development and professional growth opportunities both in-house and up to $300 in CEU reimbursements.We are looking for individuals who have the ability to:
          • be proactive and have a solution-oriented approach to problem-solving.
          • be an appropriate role model.
          • thrive in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment.
          • be flexible and embrace change.
          • demonstrate emotional maturity and responsibility.
          • innovate and act as an entrepreneurial self-starter.
          • accept and value diversity.
          • maintain a professional demeanor, attire, work schedule, and work ethic.
          • ability to analyze, organize, prioritize, and follow through on all duties and tasks as assigned.
          • further develop professional and technical skillsEnvironment & Physical Qualifications: An employee may encounter a noise level that is usually moderate to loud and from time to time and can be emotionally unsettling due to the fact that we work with students who have the potential to act out aggressively. The work environment is usually comprised of adults, children, and professional staff in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Working at a computer up to 50-75% of total work hours. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-pound boxes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
   - institutefortheredesignoflearning - redesignlearningInstitute for the Redesign of Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring, and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

Keywords: The Institute for the Redesign of Learning, Pasadena , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Pasadena, California

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